Chief Executive Office of Lilongwe City Assembly, Kelvin M’mangisa, was on Monday attacked by a gang suspected to belong to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at Kamuzu International Airport as he joined the welcoming party of President Bingu wa Mutharika
M’mangisa confirmed that the machete wielding gang restrained him from welcoming Mutharika at the airport as he returned from South Africa when he went to attend centenary cerebrations of ruling African Nation Congress (ACN)
The Lilongwe City CEO said he was “disturbed” with what happened and was too too frightened comment.
According to eye witnesses, nine DPP cadets in darks suits and dark glasses, grabbed Mangisa and told him to go back to his vehicles “if he was life”.
When the Lilongwe City CEO wanted to find out why he was being denied to welcome the President, one of the regime thugs said he was “tarnishing the DPP and Mutharika’s image.”
According to some top DPP officials, the party hierarchy was concerned with what happened last week in the capital when the City Assembly officials, accompanied by riot police wet flat out to remove the vendors in the streets while impounding their merchandises demanding them to relocate to the designated flea markets.
This was done without consultations with the traders who angrily rioted.
DPP spokesman Hetherwick Ntaba said the party will investigate the incident.